NFL Best Bets Per Week – 16 Weeks, 16 PicksNoah Williams
If love betting on NFL gridiron action and you’ve been suffering without sight of footballs whizzing through the air and the distinct sound of massive men smacking into one another, then I’ve got the remedy for your football blues.
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Thanks to the recent release of odds on every NFL game through 16 weeks of the 2017 regular season schedule, you can now get your new betting campaign started – right now! Better yet, I’ve got what should amount to one winning wager for each of the first 16 weeks of the upcoming regular season.
NFL Best Bets Per Week
Week 1 – Steelers (-9) at Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) have legitimate Super Bowl 52 hopes and a championhip winning quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. Conversely, the Cleveland Browns (1-15) have no idea who their starting quarterback will be in 2017 and no hope of covering the spread in their opener.
Week 2 – Redskins (-2) at Rams
The Redskins (8-7-1) have talent and a pretty good quarterback in Kirk Cousins. The Rams (4-12) are in the process of rebuilding under a new head coach and a quarterback that looked really lost last year in 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Washington cover with room to spare.
Week 3 – Texans (+9) at Patriots
The Texans (9-7) finally got the quarterback they’ve needed so desperately the last three years by drafting Deshaun Watson and I like them to cover the spread against Tom Brady and the Pats (12-4) as a near double-digit road dogs in a matchup that looks like a classic ‘trap’ game.
Week 4 – Raiders at Broncos (-2)
While Oakland won an impressive 12 games lat season, I like the Broncos (9-7) to hold it down at home, mostly because they’re playing their longtime – and hated – AFC West divisional rivals.
Week 5 – Cardinals at Eagles (-2)
The Eagles (7-9) may be playing at home, but Arizona is the pick for me simply because they’re the more complete team and will have a ton of motivation heading into the new season after falling to 7-8-1 in 2016 following an impressive three-year run under Bruce Arians.
Week 6 – Lions at Saints (-2.5)
Drew Brees and the Saints (7-9) get the home win against a Detroit Lions (9-7) team that has a penchant for underachieving at the worst possible time.
Week 7 – Bengals (+7) at Steelers
The Steelers may be playing at home, but I like the Cincinnati Bengals (6-9) to turn this AFC North showdown into another knock-down, drag-out brawl that is decided by a field goal.
Week 8 – Cowboys at Redskins (+2.5)
Dallas won a stunning 13 games last season, but Washington wasn’t exactly awful and I like them to cover the spread a 2.5-point home dogs – by winning outright.
Week 9 – Falcons (-1) at Panthers
The Falcons blew their shot at winning a Super Bowl and I expect them to take a step backwards in 2017. Carolina wins this NFC South divisional matchup outright at home.
Week 10 – Chargers at Jaguars (-3)
I like the moves that the Charger have made this offseason and I expect the Bolts to simply outscore the offensively-challenged Jags, even though I love their addition of powerful running back Leonard Fournette.
Week 11 –Patriots (-1.5) at Raiders in Mexico City
The Raiders get the win in Mexico because of their high-powered offense and the fact that this is almost a home game for them while New England has a long hike across the country.
Week 12 – Seahawks (-7.5) at 49ers
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will beat the stuffing out of the ‘quarterback-less’ Niners in this NFC West divisional matchup.
Week 13 – Chiefs (-4.5) at Jets
I really like head coach Todd Bowles, but trying to win in the NFL without a competent quarterback is almost impossible. Kansas City wins by at least a touchdown.
Week 14 – Eagles (-1.5) at Rams
The Rams are probably wishing they had taken Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz instead of Jared Goff. Too bad they didn’t. Philly gets the easy win.
Week 15 – Bears at Lions (-6)
Matthew Stafford and the explosive Lions are going to light up the scoreboard in this NFC North divisional clash to cover the spread with a bit of room to spare.
Week 16 – Vikings at Packers (-6.5)
No one in their right mind would pick Aaron Rodgers to lose a home divisional matchup this late in the season would they? I’m not. Green Bay wins and covers.